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Female bounty hunters is the latest movie trend

Female bounty hunters is the latest movie trend — Charlize Theron and Keira Knightley are among the actresses who will play bounty hunters in upcoming films

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Call it the Kill Bill effect. Perhaps inspired by Uma Thurman’s Bride, it seems every young actress wants to play a badass gun for hire. In April, Charlize Theron signed to star as a bounty hunter in Jinx, based on the cult graphic novel. Now Reese Witherspoon’s production company is developing Janet Evanovich’s One for the Money, about a female bounty hunter tracking down a former flame.

But Keira Knightley has the jump on them both. In the currently shooting Domino, the King Arthur star plays Domino Harvey (daughter of real-life actor Laurence Harvey), who shunned life as a Ford model to become — all together now! — a bounty hunter. ”I thought it would be odd that there were female bounty hunters,” says Knightley. ”But [in L.A. the percentage of women in the job] is higher than I thought. I guess it’s just prejudice, really.” At last, parity for bounty hunters at the box office!